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Friday, October 8, 2010

Altered Freebies: Black Mountain; White Denim; British Sea Power

What's better than music? Free music. Producer Nick Jackson has scoured the internet to bring you the best free downloads featured on this week's Altered Fridays, 4-7 p.m.

Black Mountain, “The Hair Song{via Jagjaguwar}
One of the latest jams getting spun on WTMD. It's like a breath of fresh 90s air.

White Denim, Last Day of Summer EP
This is an EP with 12 songs making it more like a full-length EP, if that can exist. Either way, it's free and has some jams. Go grab it!

British Sea Power, “Zeus
Great opening track from an upcoming EP from British Sea Power, released on Tuesday, October 4th. Grab it below!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Weekend On the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 and 8:20 a.m., Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

Thursday, 10/7
WTMD First Thursday with Hoots & Hellmouth and the Herd of Main Street in West Mt. Vernon Park, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, 10/8
"What Makes Us Smile" opening party featuring pop artist Gary Panter and Simpsons creator Matt Groening. American Visionary Art Museum, 8 p.m.

Mt. Vernon Ghost Walk, meet at the Owl Bar in Fells Point at 7 p.m. (also on Saturday)

Saturday, 10/9
Bolton Hill Fall Festival, Bolton Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Station North Fall Music Festival, featuring Soul Cannon, Jennifer Knapp and Holy Ghost Tent. On the streets around North Avenue and Charles Street from 2 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, 10/10
Roger Waters performing The Wall at the Verizon Center, 7 p.m.

St. Bartholomew Apple Festival, St. Bartholomew's Church 12-2 p.m.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jukebox the Ghost Haunts Morning Sessions

Jukebox the Ghost is poised for a busy fall. The piano-pop rock trio from Philadelphia made its national TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in September, and they're in the midst of a headlining club tour. Later this month, they'll hit the road again for a few dates with Guster and then Barenaked Ladies.
It's a fast pace that echoes the energized tracks on their sophomore album Everything Under the Sun. Tune in at 9:20 a.m. Friday as the band performs selections from the new album and discusses the recording process with producer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol).

"Because there are only three of us, we feel the constant need to feed the sound so we don't drop out," says guitarist/vocalist
Tommy Siegel. "Peter was good about pressing mute at the right time and giving the songs some space."

Download a free copy of "Empire
," courtesy of Amazon.com.

Jukebox the Ghost perform at
The Black Cat in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 16, and the band serves up an online show and web chat on Livestream.com at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 19.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hoots and Hellmouth Close Out First Thursday

This year's final, free First Thursday Concert on October 7th will get you on your feet with the raucous music of Hoots and Hellmouth. The Philadelphia-based band infuses a punk-rock energy to the traditional string band, showcasing fleet picking, soulful three-part harmonies, and heavy foot stomping. 

Baltimore's own 
The Herd of Main Street kick off the show at 5:30 p.m. with their new take on classic country.

Start the party early with 
two free downloads: 

"What Good are Plowshares If We Use Them Like Swords?"

by Hoots and Hellmouth

"Alabama Joe," 
by The Herd of Main Street 

Just look for the monument and listen for the music!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Caleb Stine and Kenny Liner on Baltimore Unsigned

Tune in at 8 p.m. Tuesday as Caleb Stine (above) and The Bridge's Kenny Liner perform new songs for a capacity crowd at The Bunker Recording Studio in Cockeysville. The two veterans of Baltimore's music scene discuss the inspiration behind their new material and how they met.

"I went up to him [after his show] and introduced myself," Liner recalls. "He said, ‘I have a gig next week, bring your mandolin.’ I thought he meant I could sit in for a song but when I got there, he told me I was playing the whole show . . . . We just had a great time and the friendship started.”

Caleb Stine performs a benefit show at 2640 on Saturday, October 9th.

The Bridge headline their 9th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration at
Rams Head Live on Wednesday, November 24th.

CD of the Week: Fields

It took more than a decade for Junip to release its debut, but it's worth the wait. The Swedish trio remained a work in progress as guitarist Jose Gonzalez focused on his solo material, including the 2007 standout album In Our Nature. 

Drummer Elias Araya and keyboardist Tobias Winterkorn infuse a layer of moody keyboards and breakbeats, creating an expanded sonic palette for Gonzalez's plaintive songs.

Junip performs at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 23.